What Is an Average Weekly Wage?

The formula for calculating AWW varies by state. If you have been injured in an on-the-job accident, your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance plan is intended to account for the wages you are losing due to your injury. You may be curious about how exactly the amount of benefits you receive will be determined. The

You’ve Been Hurt at Work, What Should You Do Now?

If you’ve been injured on the job, it is very important to act quickly in order to protect your rights. Many injured workers wait to file their claims: Some because they aren’t sure their injuries are serious, and some because they fear to lose their jobs. However, waiting to file your claim

Roane Law to Sponsor Elder Abuse Awareness Walk (June 18th)

It is estimated that more than 2 million elders in America will face some sort of abuse, neglect, or exploitation each year, usually from nursing homes or members of their own families. In an effort to help bring awareness to this harrowing statistic, and hopefully start working towards stopping elder abuse across the country

The Dangers of Drunk Driving

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 4,102 people were killed in drunk driving accidents in North Carolina between 2003 and 2012. People aged 21-34 are involved in fatal drunk driving accidents more than any other demographic, with approximately 8 out of every 100,000 people being killed by a drunk

Car Accidents Are the Leading Cause of Death for Teenagers

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), car accidents are the leading cause of death in teenagers. In 2013, 2,163 teens in the United States aged 16-19 lost their lives in fatal motor vehicle collisions, with 243,243 teens receiving emergency treatment from injuries sustained in car accidents. While people aged 15-24

Tips to Stay Safe During the Holidays

While the winter months of the year can be a time of family fun and holiday festivities, personal injury claims have a tendency to spike during this time. Our firm has compiled a list of tips to help keep you safe during the holiday season. Be Extremely Careful When Deep Frying Turkeys If you

Medical Malpractice Third Leading Cause of Death?

Medical Malpractice is the third leading cause of death in the US?!? The CDC totals the leading causes of death every year, and here is the link for last year: As you can see, heart disease is number one with 611,105 deaths a year and all cancer totaled up is number two with

Failure to Diagnose, More Common Than You Think

Rush to judgment- means jumping to conclusions without properly weighing all possibilities first. This rush to judgment is becoming a major problem with doctor and hospital malpractice. Hospitals have become big businesses. Part of big businesses is handling many customers or patients and spending as little time as possible with each to